Financial institutions lead march to Linux in Korea
Source: NewsForge - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Vendors/Products In the latest in a series of moves aimed at getting Korean government institutions to move away from their reliance on Windows and Unix and adopt open source software, two state-owned financial institutions planned to launch the country's first Linux-based Internet banking services in December.

The state-owned Korea Post and the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) have both said their systems will be up and running for Linux users before the end of December as a part of the open source software fostering projects of the Ministry of Information and Communication.

The Ministry has been encouraging public organizations and institutions such as Korea Post, the Defense Ministry, and the Unification Ministry to adopt Linux when developing new network systems.

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